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Election Wrap, Jon Meacham, and Z-Ro: Wednesday’s Show (November 9, 2016)

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, host Craig Cohen and University of Houston political scientist Brandon Rottinghaus discuss the results of Tuesday's election, both nationally and locally. Among the topics discussed: the Presidential race, Congress, voter turnout, voter ID, Harris County Sheriff and District Attorney election results, HISD's Proposition 1 (recapture), a few compelling state […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Refugee Retreat and Shell Leaving Downtown: The Good, Bad & Ugly of This Week’s News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in […]

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Houstonian Shares Memories from Working in the White House

Posted on · Sam Houston State University professor and Houstonian Peter Roussel spent many years at the White House as a staff assistant and deputy press secretary under several presidents. Roussel wrote a play about his experiences called Ruffled Flourishes, which debuts at the University Theatre Center at Sam Houston State University this Saturday (Aug. 27, 2016). Here, […]

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The Life and Times of George H.W. Bush: Thursday’s Show (November 12, 2015)

Posted on · In the development of his new biography Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, author Jon Meacham conducted extensive interviews over a decade with the 41st President, his family, friends and colleagues, and was granted access to the former president's audio diaries and First Lady Barbara Bush's diary. The book, just […]

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James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work

Posted on · A new documentary premieres tonight on PBS about the political career of Houston native James Baker, the former Secretary of State, former Commerce Secretary and former White House Chief of Staff. James Baker: The Man Who Made Washington Work details Baker's rise from Houston oil and gas attorney to the national and global stage during […]

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Remembering Houston’s ‘Mayor Bob’

Posted on · Former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Affectionately known as “Mayor Bob,” Lanier served as mayor from 1992 to 1998. He’s being remembered today as one of the most popular leaders in Houston’s history. Former President George H.W. Bush said Saturday Lanier’s leadership “helped lay the foundation” for a […]


President Bush Still Hospitalized

Posted on · Although former President George Bush has been in the hospital for nearly a month — his spokesman says his condition continues to improve.  Doctors are still saying the 88-year-old Mr. Bush will be home by Christmas.